‘Nothing has changed!’ Greg Davies takes issue with the argument that political correctness has damaged comedy.
GREG DAVIES has spoken out about his feelings on political correctness and how it affects comedy.
The Cleaner, a new BBC comedy series starring Greg Davies, will premiere this month. However, the star recently spoke out about political correctness in comedy and how it hasn’t stopped him from being “edgy” on stage or film, according to This website.
The Taskmaster performer was asked if political correctness has killed comedy during a recent Q&A.
“No, I don’t think so,” the comedian said, expressing his skepticism. It is debatable.
“We can have a discussion about this. Doesn’t it depend a lot on your notion of political correctness?
“However, I have the impression that my notion of political correctness is simply avoiding saying things that are obviously bad.”
“I don’t think it prevents you from being edgy or saying things that could make people’s noses wrinkle, but it does prevent you from saying things that are blatantly unacceptable,” he continued.
“So, in my opinion, political correctness isn’t killing comedy, and it hasn’t impacted the kinds of things I would say.”
The singer also revealed that despite the BBC’s request, he didn’t have to make any changes to his upcoming series.
Wicky (Greg) is a janitor who is in charge of cleaning up blood from crime scenes in this dark comedy.
As a result, there are a lot of gory scenes in the show, which Greg claims they didn’t avoid.
“I think there’s a reasonably healthy appreciation of black comedy in this country,” he explained.
“I never felt like we crossed a threshold of decency or, more crucially, disrespected the idea of people dying.
“I’m not sure. It’s never occurred to me that we were unappealing in any manner.
“And, as I’ve said before, I don’t think BBC One viewers will be surprised by this.
“There’s nothing startling about the murder scenes or the subjects.
“Well, I could be completely wrong, but I don’t believe it has offended anyone.”
The show, which premieres on September 10, will also feature a number of well-known personalities.
Helena Bonham Carter, David Mitchell, and Ruth Madeley are among the cast members.
The series is based on the German series Der Tatortreiniger, which Greg and his team converted to English.
Each episode focuses on a different crime scene and tale.
“Brinkwire Summary News” will follow the revolving ensemble of personalities.